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    'Notting Hill' Director Roger Michell Prepping Incestuous Drama About Franklin D. Roosevelt

    While "Morning Glory" wasn't quite the big rom-com hit Paramount was hoping for, Roger Michell has returned to the U.K. and is already mounting his next project, one that marks a firm 180 from his news team rom-com, keeping in line with the director's proclivity to switch up genres and themes.

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    Too Romantic? Bryan Singer Made 'Superman Returns' For The 'Devil Wears Prada' Crowd?

    Ahh, "Superman Returns," the prickly, uncomfortable thorn in the comic book movie geek's side. Far better than say, half of the 20th Century Fox films -- "Daredevil," "Elektra," "Fantastic Four," "Ghost Rider" and "X-Men Origins: Wolverine" -- or half the super hero movies ever made including "Punis...

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    Watch This: Short Film "Condemned" Has Everything "Sucker Punch" Needed to Succeed

    While writing my critique of “Sucker Punch” I found myself wondering exactly what the film would have needed to effectively deal with its representation of imprisoned women. Well, that and what could have made it into a good movie. Then I watched Oren Shai’s short film “Condemned,” available for str...

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    'Apollo 18' Gets Dumped On Jan. 6, 2012; 'Our Idiot Brother' Moves In On August 26th

    'Piranha 3DD' Takes A Bite Out Of ThanksgivingThe Weinstein Company have announced some new dates on their calendar for this year and one film has noticeably been taken off.

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    Woody Harrelson Joins Julianne Moore & Ed Harris In 'Game Change'

    Swaggering around like a major Hollywood studio -- which it pretty much is these days -- HBO has added another big name to upcoming political drama "Game Change."

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    Chasing Fan Boys, from Sucker Punch and Wanted to Superman and The Dark Knight Rises

    With the annual box office at $1.93 billion, down 21% from last year, the film industry is holding out for a hero. Many were looking for succor from this weekend's Sucker Punch, the latest offering by director Zack Snyder (300, Watchmen), a visually gifted fanboy who knows what guys want. Anthony D'...

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    Post-Oscar: Weinstein Co.'s Future Slate, PG-13 King's Speech

    The question for The Weinstein Co. post-Oscars: how will the company run going forward? Will Harvey Weinstein's restored Oscar mojo with The King's Speech's four Oscar wins unleash his voracious appetites (he has been in buying mode), or will he keep himself in line?

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    The Ladies Of 'Sucker Punch' On Its Girl Power & Other Revelations Of The Fantasy Action Behemoth

    Jena Malone Surprised WB Greenlit The Risky Film, Oscar Isaac Gives Details On Working With 'Mad Genius" Nichols Winding RefnZach Snyder's long gestating, high-concept, ladies-led fantasy project "Sucker Punch" -- one not based on any kind of pre-existing franchise or comic book, but very genre-blending -- has been reported on, speculated about and anticipated for ages, so now that it's finally arriving in theaters this weekend, we'll be curious to see if that interest translates at the box office. Will it turn into "Kick Ass," a beloved genre film that was ignored by mainstream audiences? Or will it turn out like "Watchmen," perhaps not the...

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    Watch: Trailer For 'The Three Musketeers 3D' Is Basically 'Resident Evil' With Frilly Dresses

    The first trailer has arrived for Paul W.S. Anderson's "The Three Musketeers" and it looks like the best film yet from the helmer, although that's backhanded praise for a guy whose directed two "Resident Evil" films, "Death Race" and "AVP: Alien Vs. Predator."

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    SXSW Review: The Politics Of Sex In 'Weekend'

    Last year, Julio Medem’s “Room In Rome” was released. While there was a strong titillation factor implicit in the film’s erotic pairing of two would-be lesbians over the course of an extended lovemaking session, the film was an erotic but honest account of a wounded soul finding sanctuary in the arm...

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